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Trip Summary

You can pick from 8 daily train trips between Hartford and New Haven. The average train journey from Hartford to New Haven takes 45 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 40 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 40m
Lowest price$6.00
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Hartford to New Haven

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Kirsten

March 26, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: It was as easy as it could have been. Great way to get from Hartford to New Haven. I didn't know any bus routes. Very easy. Cons: Can't think of anything except just personal needs. I live on the west side of Manhattan and it took me from 1:39 to 5:45 and that seems too long. Tips: Plan ahead!

5.0

Yongbao

October 7, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Cons: Should come on time. Tips: Nice trip.

5.0

Geo

July 27, 2022- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was smooth. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be mindful of other people. Don’t play music out loud or be on speaker phone. It’s annoying.

5.0

Tanasha

February 18, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Good. Cons: Food.

5.0

Desiree

September 24, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: I just like how easy traveling is with this app… Cons: A wider availability of trip times. Tips: No.

What is the price of a train ticket from Hartford to New Haven?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Hartford to New Haven was $8.71. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to New Haven if you book your train tickets at least 20 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $0.81.

Average prices by travel date

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The average daily price of train tickets from Hartford to New Haven is expected to stay consistent at around $9 in the upcoming month.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Hartford to New Haven stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $8 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The price of train trips from Hartford to New Haven doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Hartford to New Haven?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hartford to New Haven. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak50h 45m$8.67
Amtrak Northeast Regional20h 45m$8.67
Amtrak Vermonter10h 48m$12.43
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Hartford to New Haven every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $6.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 2 daily train trips from Hartford to New Haven, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Hartford to New Haven every day, with prices starting from $6.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Hartford and New Haven is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 40 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to New Haven.

Trains from Hartford to New Haven are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Hartford at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to New Haven. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Haven to Hartford.

City Information

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

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